Mt Robson – Berg Lake Trail July – August 2020

It was Welcome Aboard the BC Ferries at 5.15am. Early start to a day of driving and adventuring before our first stop in Blue River. This being the beginning of of Covid Summer, we were fortunate to arrive at Wells Gray Park with empty parking lots..Bonus…

Off to Blue River for the night of glamping in “Cabins” before our backpacking trip at Berg Lake Trail .

Sunrise on the Salish Sea
Love
Helmcken Falls
Dawson Falls
Wells Gray Park

Easy 8km hike into our first camp night, Kinney Lake. This trail is a well used day trail , so there were lots of day hikers heading to the lake. It was a hot day , so once camp was set up we went for a quick dip as its glacier lake and a wee bit chilly. It was a relaxing afternoon.

Start of the Berg Lake Trail
Beauty right from the start
Trekking into Kinney Lake
Kinney Lake Reflections
Kinney Lake with Mt Robson

Beautiful sunny morning to begin our hike into Emperor Falls. As we started through the Kinney Lake Inlet flats we were surrounded by many waterfalls. Steady climb into Whitehorn campsite over the Robson River suspension bridge. For the next 5 km was up to Emperor Falls. Being such a hot day we trekked into camp, set up and then returned to hang out at Emperor Falls. Amazing!!!!! Our camp was alongside the raging Robson River along with an awesome view of Mt Robson.

Valley of a thousand falls
Suspension Bridge
Falls of the Pool
Whitehorn Mountain
Room with a view
Emperor Falls
Emperor Falls
Dusk at our camp

Another amazing sunny morning greeted us as we packed up camp and moved to our next site Rearguard . We were in awe of the scenery and colors of the glacier lakes, mountains that surrounded us. Lots of photo stops and wow’s! After setting up camp the decision was made to do a day hike out to Snowbird Pass.

Morning pack up
Off to Berg Lake
Mist Glacier
Berg Glacier
Berg Lake
Berg and Mist Glacier
Mt Robson Reflections

Packed up snacks, water and lunch for the hike into Snowbird Pass. In such awe of the beauty , its a must do for every one!!! 18 km return with an elevation of 2525m or 8284 feet. Its a challenging route and so worth grunt. The views of the Robson Glacier , and the crevasses are amazing, and the Alpine Meadows .

Trail into the Snowbird Pass
In 1911, this is where the Robson Glacier was
To the left is the trail to Snowbird Pass, Robson Glacier
Hiking Trail to the Snowbird Pass
Looking back towards camp
Mighty Robson Glacier
Alpine Meadows
Lunch with a view
Looking back towards the meadows
Top of the Snowbird Pass
Snowbird Pass and the Coleman Glacier in Alberta
Lots of singing Marmot’s
Friendships are priceless

We had rain overnight, packed up and moved onto our next campsite at Berg Lake. There was a shelter that we were able to use, which was fabulous . Quiet day as it was such a long day yesterday, we went for a small hike to Adolphus Lake ( which is in Alberta).

Rangers Cabin
Adolphus Lake

Indian Paintbrush
Alberta and BC
Berg Glacier

Early 5.00am wake for our trek back to the trail head. Amazing color on Mt Robson and a fun 5.5 hour 21 km hike out.

5.00 AM Beauty
Morning Views
Berg Lake Shelter and the crew
Memories and Friendships

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